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Board & Staff

Who We Are

  • Terry Spahr, Founder & Executive Director
    Terry Spahr, Founder & Executive Director

    Environmentalist and activist Terry Spahr left the corporate world to research, write and produce 8 Billion Angels, a documentary feature which exposes overpopulation as the upstream cause of all our environmental emergencies. The film details the inextricable links between population and our ever-increasing food, water, climate, pollution and extinction emergencies. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts & Sciences and Fels Center of Government, Terry lectures on issues of sustainability to students, investor groups, and civic organizations. He is a regular opinion writer for a variety of environmental publications.

  • Peter Cooke, Board Member
    Peter Cooke, Board Member

    Peter Cooke is a successful entrepreneur and the co-owner of Cooke and Berlinger, a boutique jewelry salon that features unique pieces from the best designers and craftsmen from around the world. An active participant in Philadelphia area philanthropy, he has served on the Boards of Greener Partners, Woodmere Art Museum, and the Philadelphia Charity Ball, where he was also Past President. Peter is on the Advisory Boards of the Benjamin Parkway Council, the Academy of Music, the PA Special Olympics and the Pennsylvania Hospital.  

  • Sara Perine, Director of Operations
    Sara Perine, Director of Operations

    Sara Perine has two decades of public relations experience in the nonprofit and for-profit worlds, including the American Institute for Cancer Research, Boiron International and HarperCollins Publishers. Throughout her career, Sara has helped organizations refine messaging and engage in strategic communications to reach broader audiences. She has conducted successful public outreach campaigns on the subjects of child literacy, complementary medicine, and the link between nutrition and cancer. Sara is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Denver.